Meaning of laudative in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlɔːdətɪv/


  • Expressing praise and commendation.

    ‘he was justly laudative about the quality of the performance’
    • ‘He motivated his students and friends to make laudative descriptions of their homelands.’
    • ‘Their ballads were laudative of the Prince of Orange.’
    • ‘He writes these laudative words in the Introduction to the first edition of his Treatise on Mental Alienation.’
    • ‘Some who knew Wills much more intimately than Dacus did would question such a laudative expression.’
    • ‘This language surprises at the conclusion of such an admirably clear and decisive book, a model text book in the most laudative sense of the term.’
    highly complimentary, highly favourable, enthusiastic, full of praise, commendatory, praising, admiring, lionizing, ecstatic, rapturous, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, acclamatory, adulatory


Late Middle English from Latin laudativus, from laudat- ‘praised’, from the verb laudare (see laud).